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not to raise any taxes ever. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware. i was just elected. the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i serve when i'm sworn in this january. >> that's senator bob corker and one of the a handful up republican lawmakers repudiating the pledge. he'll join us shortly. i'll ask him to be more specific about whether that's higher tax rates, something president obama campaigned and won re-election on. senator lindsey graham also breaking with norquist saying no higher tax rates but open to more tax revenue by limiting deductions. >> i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. ilt not raise tax rates to do it and cap deductions. >> another lawmaker breaking with the norquist agrees. >> i think everything should be on the table. i'm imposed on tax increases. imt not going to prejudge it, and we should not take ironclad positions. >> late today in "the situation room" republican kevin mccarthy put a fresh spin on the talking points. >> if the gel oal is to raise m revenue what's the best way to do
re-election on. senator lindsey graham also breaking with norquist says no on higher tax rates, but is open to more tax revenue by limiting deductions. >> i will violate the pledge long story short for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> another lawmaker who's breaking with the norquist agrees. >> i think everything should be on the table. i myself am opposed to tax increases, i'm not going to prejudge it, we should not be taking iron clad positions. >> late today in the situation room, republican kevin mccarthy, the house majority whip put a fresh spin on what seems to be the talking points. >> if the goal is to raise more revenue, what is the best way to do that? at the same time protecting the economy? if you're able to gain more revenue by closing special loopholes, and limiting them. and keeping the rate down, so you have better ground control, isn't that a better outcome. >> talk of tax deductions and closing loopholes. a big note on raising tax rates. a lost talk but perhaps not real movement at least for now. as for grover norquist,
has an election coming up in two months. we don't know what the outcome of that will be, and the arab spring has created a new dynamic in the region. not before experience which hopefully can behar necessaried of moving forward in the peace process and also could provide some obstacles. the most complicated situation imaginable, anderson, and -- i think even though we vaeb been able to do it in the past. we have to keep doing it important for the people there, the region, and the interest of the united states. >> egypt's role is beyond just a guarantor and negotiating partner, if -- if israel's confidence in their own security is to be assured, the flow of weapons into gaza has to stop, and egypt will play a critical role in that, and it seems like a large number of rockets, the fadra-5, fadra-3, being smuggled in tunnels through egypt. >> that's right. and that's not new, anderson. the nearly three years i was there, that was a constant subject of discussion c controver controversy. not easy for egypt. a vast territory, much of it desert. not very well policed, not very well governed
, both sides are very divided. israel has an election coming up in a couple of months. we don't know what the outcome of that will be. and the arab spring has created a new dynamic in the region, hopefully it can be harnessed as a benefit in the moving forward of the peace process. but also, can provide obstacles. i think even though we haven't been able to do it in the past, we have to keep trying because it is so important to the people there, to the region, and to the interests of the united states. >> egypt's role is beyond just as a guarantor and negotiating partner, if israel's confidence and their own security is to be assured, the flow of weapons into gaza would have to stop. and egypt would play a critical role, the more sophisticated used in the last couple of days are being smuggled through the tunnels in egypt. >> that is right, anderson, that is not new, the days i was there, that was a constant subject of discussion. it is not easy, remember, this is a vast territory. much of it desert. not very well policed. not very many governments. they are competing in the interests of
's got an election coming up in two months. we don't know for sure what the outcome of that is going to be. and the arab spring has created a new dynamic in the region. not before experience, which hopefully can be harnessed for the benefit of moving forward in the peace process, but which also could provide some obstacles. so it's the most complicated situation imaginable, anderson. but i think even though we haven't been able to do it in the past, we have to keep trying because it's so important to the people there, to the region, and to the interests of the united states. >> egypt's role is beyond just as a guarantor and a negotiating partner. if -- if israel's confidence in their own security is to be assured, the flow of weapons into gaza has to stop. and egypt would play a critical role in that because it seems like a large number of these rockets, the more sophisticated rockets used in the last year, just in the last couple of days, are being smuggled in these tunnels through egypt. >> that's right. that's not new, anderson. the nearly three years that i was there, that was a
election cycle, democrats in the last two cycles have attacked all the republicans who took the pledge. so they have been reinforced in the fact that voters know that they made that commitment and they got elected making that commitment to voters. >> i just want to be precise on what you consider to be a tax increase. we know an increase in the marginal tax rates, that's a tax increase. but what about capping deductions? from your standpoint of the pledge, would that be considered a violation of the pledge to cap deductions, as some republican lawmakers are now suggesting? >> this is not a trick question. the pledge says no raising rates, no broadening the base unless rates come down dollar for dollar. the pledge is only two sentences but they are very clear. one of the reasons why eliminating deductions and credits, obama wants a trillion plus dollars worth of tax increase that way, is that if you do that, you've just got a tax reform for decades to come, because how do you reduce marginal tax rates so we can become competitive in the world on the corporate and the individual side, if you
popular are hamas here? they clearly have support. they won an election. these days, how popular are they when they talk to people? >> not very. they are the biggest employer in gaza. if you want a job, and you can't find anything, you will provide something with hamas. they provide food, education to a certain extent. medical care some of people do appreciate that, because here in gaza as you've seen, a very poor place. >> they provide a safety net for the poorest. >> on the other hand, many people resent them, because they feel they are power hungry, dishonest, greedy, and they, for instance, monopolized the tunnel trade to egypt. they tax everything that goes through. nobody can dig a tunnel, operate a tunnel, without paying taxes, officially or unofficially. so there is a feeling that hamas is in a sense turned gaza into its own business. and how -- do people know where all of the rocket batteries are? where hamas is? we ourselves are trying to figure out is there hamas in a building where we are, there might be a strike? do people know everything about the locations of hamas
elections where the united states with israel began to impose restrictions on hamas and in june 2007 it is widely believed the united states sort of passively support ed a plan o oust him out of power and they failed. it suspehas survived the isolat and sanctions and we have seen senior arab foreign min sisters and hamas is suddenly out of isolation and main streamed because of the changes with the arab spring. anderson? >> we have seen plenty of cease fires, is there any reason to believe this will be different? it is unlikely that the cease fire will break down completely. the reality to put this in context. israel is the military power, and if the turks think about getting involved, they think they are up against a military power. they spend more money on their defense budget than all of their neighborscombined. they are in a whole different league. that the reality that is a strong deterent to them to get involved. what does this mean about the involvement of iran in the region. it shows the limits. they are bogged down with their ally. i doubt they were involved in this in the f
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